I am almost 21 years old and pretty much since I was a baby have been experiencing ear problems. Like many children, I suffered from 'glue ear' (fluid in the eustachian tubes which cannot drain out by itself due to the thin/ horizontal eustachian tubes that children generally have) and a few times had to have surgery where grommet (sp?) tubes were inserted in my ears to help drain the fluid. Approximately 20 years on and I am still suffering from this problem! I have had about ten surgeries throughout my lifetime of my ear specialist inserting all kinds of permanent and non permanent tubes to drain the fluid out. But whenever I get sick my ear fills with fluid and cannot unblock! I recently suffered a sniffly cold and now my left ear is so blocked I can't hear a thing! I've tried holding my nose and blowing, nasal spray, snorting salt water, decongestants, everything! I cannot unblock this ear and I'm really reluctant to go back to my specialist to have yet ANOTHER surgery. Does anyone have any advice or thoughts on the issue, any ways to unblock fluid-filled eustachian tubes? Anyone who suffers the same thing and has to have surgery every 1-2 years to drain the fluid out? Help!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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